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Program of the Month: September

Visitors from North Africa and Near East explore local human rights NGOs, “wowed” by world famous Hunt Library

Visitors from various North African and Near East states visited the Triangle in order to learn about Non-governmental organization (NGO) management in North Carolina. The group included participants from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Iraq and Tunisia. It was organized under the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and spoke to local authorities, academics, and organizations courtesy of programming efforts by International Focus.

The visitors started with a meeting at a local non-profit institute. The institute's executive director gave a comprehensive overview of nonprofit formatting in the United States versus the universally accepted terminology. To be able to demonstrate the disparities in defining different organizations, he quizzed the visitors in a fun game of “Guess the Non-Profit”. Many were inserted to trip up the audience but it opened the discussion for further explanation. At the end of the meeting the entire delegation was thrilled about the reusable cups with pictures of Raleigh that were given to them.

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International Networking Opportunity with the Consulate General of Canada

The Canadian Business Association of North Carolina (CBA-NC) and the Consulate General of Canada cordially invite International Focus Members to attend a Networking Reception on the occasion of the appointment of Scott Cutler as the Honorary Consul of Canada in Raleigh. Tickets are $25 in advance but can be purchased at the door for $45.

The Canadian Business Association of North Carolina (CBA-NC) is a registered 503C non-profit organization where North Carolina and Canadian leaders meet to share knowledge, connect, network, and build awareness of the significance of the US-Canadian relationship with a special focus on cross-border issues of current concern. CBA-NC also aims to facilitate the successful transition of new companies and professionals arriving in North Carolina, or of North Carolinians pursuing business in Canada.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.cba-nc.org/next-event.html

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue: Quintiles Plaza 9th Floor Terrace
4820 Emperor Blvd in Durham

Coffee and Conversation with Emerging Foreign Leaders!

On Friday, November 13th International Focus will be offering its first Coffee and Conversation event. This is a unique opportunity to interact with visiting international delegations. We are delighted to open this new venue to members, friends and supporters to help create ties between Raleigh and the rest of the world. For more information about upcoming event, contact [email protected]

Coffee and Conversation with Emerging Foreign Leaders

Later this fall International Focus is offering a unique opportunity to interact with visiting international delegations. We are delighted to open this new venue to members, friends and supporters to help create ties between Raleigh and the rest of the world. For more information about upcoming events, contact [email protected]

IVLP: Connecting Individuals from across the Globe

The group at NCSU's Hunt Library for a roundtable discussionEarlier this month, International Focus hosted an IVLP program with individuals from the Near East and North Africa, specifically, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. The group’s topic was “Social Media: Creatively Connecting Communities.” The group met with an array of local professionals from universities, nonprofit organizations, and city government. One afternoon included a roundtable discussion mediated by one of WNCN’s news anchors. A highlight of the group’s stay was their home hospitalities. IF families graciously opened their homes to our delegation, with one visitor saying that their evening with the family was the “best” part of their time in Raleigh, according to the visitor’s host Claudia Williams. Thank you to all of IF’s wonderful host families!

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